Dr. Jean Carruthers M.D., FRCSC, F.R.C. (Ophthalmology)
Dr. Jean D. A. Carruthers M.D., FRCSC, F.R.C. (Ophthalmology), Fellow American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr Jean D. Carruthers is Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where she specializes in facial cosmetic injectable, energy based devices and surgery. Dr. Carruthers received her medical degree from the University of British Columbia in 1971 and completed her Ophthalmology residency at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK, in 1977. She completed her post-residency studies in Ophthalmology at the University of British Columbia and the University of California in San Francisco in 1982. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She has been invited to give many presentations worldwide on topics in cosmetic surgery and has so far authored over 400 peer reviewed scientific articles and book chapters and authored and edited 9 textbooks with her dermatologist husband Dr Alastair Carruthers . They are now editing the 5th Edition of this textbook series.
With her husband she pioneered the cosmetic use of botulinum A exotoxin and has remained at the forefront of research and teaching about this procedure and also the use of cosmetic soft tissue fillers . Together they have participated in numerous international research trials studying these new agents. She has been President of the British Columbia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, the Canadian Laser Aesthetic Surgery Society and the Foundation of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Carruthers has been honored by being invited to join the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery , the American Dermatological Association and Women in Dermatology, Women in Ophthalmology and to be an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Dermatologic Society . With Dr Alastair Carruthers she was awarded the Eugene Van Scott Award and Philip Frost Lecture by the American Academy of Dermatology in 2012. She received the Henry Baylis Cosmetic Surgery Lecture and Award from the American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2013.
In 2014, with her husband Dr Alastair Carruthers, she received the 2014 Leadership and Innovation Award from The American Society for Dermatologisc Surgery ( ASDS). She has also been honored to receive the 2012, 2014 and 2015 ASDS Presidential Awards.
She was awarded the highly prestigious Samuel J Stegman Award by the ASDS in November 2016, the first nondermatologist to be so honored.
On June 27 2020. She was awarded the Inaugural Champion for Change Award by the Women in Ophthalmology group of the Canadian Ophthalmology Society.
She has been profiled in numerous publications including Best Doctors in Canada, New York Times, Allure , Time, Newsweek and Vogue. She has also been featured on the television program 20/20 as well as many others. She is past Chair of the Industry Advisory Council and current Chair of the Member Giving Committee and the Awards Committee of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.